The German Embassy in Wellington has funded a partnership project with Vaivase-Tai Pre-School to start the new school year. The purpose of this project is to improve the Learning Environment at Vaivase-Tai Pre-School.
For this project the German Embassy contributed close to $23,000 Samoan Tala worth of different equipment for the school. With this contribution the school was able to purchase tiles for the school hall and kitchen. The school was also able to buy decks and chairs for the students, new playground equipment, a projector and screen as well as materials to build the shelves and storage facilities.
The Honorary Consul of Germany to Samoa Tagaloa Christa Szegedi emphasised the importance of this project: “A Pre-School is where many children start their formal education. As a result it is important that resources are also allocated to a Pre-School like here at Vaivase-Tai. Even at this young age the children need to be given the best opportunity to learn and grow. What they learn at a Pre-School are very important tools for their development”.
The opening event took place on 8 February 2023. Besides the Honorary Consul of Germany to Samoa Tagaloa Christa Szegedi and her team, the British High Commissioner to Samoa, David Ward, and Chargé d'Affaires for the U.S. Embassy Apia, Noriko Horiuchi, were in attendance.